Ayelet Tsabari

Ayelet Tsabari was born in Israel of Yemeni descent.  She moved to Canada in 1998 and completed an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph.  Tsabari now lives in Toronto.

Best Place on Earth book_cover

Fiction (Short Stories)

The Best Place on Earth: Stories

Toronto: HarperCollins, 2013.
9th floor PS8639 .S22 B47 2013

Publisher’s Synopsis

Poets, soldiers, siblings and dissenters, the protagonists here are mostly Israelis of Mizrahi background (Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent), whose stories have rarely been told in literature.  In illustrating the lives of those whose identities swing from fiercely patriotic to powerfully global, Ayelet Tsabari explores Israeli history even as she reveals the universality of war, love, heartbreak and hope.

Awards and Honours

2015 Sami Rohr Prize (Winner)


Ayelet Tsabari personal website

Publisher HarperCollins